Simple Catapult Simulation

Simulation of a simple catapult using ode45 with event detection.
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Updated 10 Apr 2016

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Two-phase simulation of a simple torsion catapult: 1) catapult arm rotates, accelerating projectile, 2) projectile flies through the air. This code was designed as a tutorial for a sophomore dynamics class, demonstrating how to use ode45 with event detection to solve multiple-phase dynamics problems. It also shows some basic animation and plotting techniques.

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Matthew Kelly (2024). Simple Catapult Simulation (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/56469-simple-catapult-simulation), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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1.0.0.0